A Healthy Dose
Almost two decades of writing on natural health from our monthly newsletters, and the Debra's braintrust. A deep dive into herbs, vitamins, and common sense.
THIS
MONTH
Nov 2020

Anxiety is nothing now. Neither is herbal medicine for treating it. We’ll talk about CBD, of course, but ginseng, and Chinese medicine

Nov
2020
Cinnamon Buns
Sep 2020

Heart disease? Overweight? Low energy? Cognitive dysfunction? The body’s inability to process blood sugar is central to all of them.

Sep
2020
Bacon and Eggs Face
Aug 2020

For decades now, we’ve questioned how much cholesterol mattered — or if it even mattered at all. Newer research helps crystallize our understanding. Plus: SCANDALOUS misrepresentation of the science!

Aug
2020
Tribulus plant
Jul 2020

It’s hard to turn on the television these days without seeing ads for drugs to treat “Low T.” Well, where there’s a drug, there’s usually also an herb.

Jul
2020
Smoothies
Jun 2020

Nutrition for brain development, immune health, growth, and digestion — all in a delivery system that brightly colored, delicious, and easy to make (and clean up after)!

Jun
2020
A Coronovirus Micrograph
Feb 2020

This is a slight reworking of an article I wrote in early February and published last month. The biggest thing I’ve reworked is the title. That original title (again, written in early Feb) was “Is the Coronavirus Coming to Get You?” And if you read that now and cringe, trust me, your author does too.  It seems remarkably

Feb
2020
Feb 2020

Sore calves, sleep deprivation, and serious pain. Leg cramps are no joke! Debra shares some simple fixes to this common problem.

Feb
2020
Jan 2020

A for Acne, B for Bursitis, C for Celiac…

Jan
2020
sick kids in a vintage hospital
Nov 2019

I love handing adults little vials of foul-tasting “herbal elixirs,” or handfuls of giant-size horse pills. I say “here – take this – it will make you feel better.”  And they do.  And it does.  Adults are easy. Kids, not so much… Medically, they could take the same medicines.  But often, they just won’t.  If

Nov
2019
Oct 2019

Extracts of citrus and seaweed to the rescue! Alkaline water and even melatonin play roles.

Oct
2019
Sep 2019

Chronic cough and throat clearing? Phantom congestion? Lump in the throat? Frequent infections?

Sep
2019